Art Greenspon - Évacuation médical par hélicoptère - Avril 1968 - Vietnam du sud

'The Best Photo From Vietnam': One Photographer's Defining Image of War

Art Greenspon - Évacuation médical par hélicoptère - Avril 1968 - Vietnam du sud

Henri Huet, left, and Larry Burrows, AP photojournalists covering the Vietnam War.

Henri Huet, left, and Larry Burrows, AP photojournalists covering the Vietnam War.

For Tim Hetherington it was never enough to simply witness events, he had to experience the lives of his subjects.

For Tim Hetherington it was never enough to simply witness events, he had to experience the lives of his subjects.

Larry Burrows died with fellow photojournalists Henri Huet, Kent Potter and Keisaburo Shimamoto, when their helicopter was shot down over Laos in 1971.

Larry Burrows died with fellow photojournalists Henri Huet, Kent Potter and Keisaburo Shimamoto, when their helicopter was shot down over Laos in 1971.

Eddie Adams was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American photographer and photojournalist noted for portraits of celebrities and politicians and his coverage of 13 wars, pictured here in Vietnam. Adams served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War as a combat photographer. One of his assignments was to photograph the entire Demilitarized Zone from end to end immediately following the war. This took him over a month to complete.

Eddie Adams was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American photographer and photojournalist noted for portraits of celebrities and politicians and his coverage of 13 wars, pictured here in Vietnam. Adams served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War as a combat photographer. One of his assignments was to photograph the entire Demilitarized Zone from end to end immediately following the war. This took him over a month to complete.

Charles Richard Eggleston (Nov 1945 – May 6, 1968) was a photographer with UP International. In May 1968, a jeep carrying 5 journalists accidentally came across Viet Cong outside Saigon. Despite their attempts to dissuade the soldiers, 4 were shot and killed. Eggleston swore vengeance. It remains disputed whether he was participating in a firefight, or simply photographing it, when he was killed by a sniper. Most sources agree that he was at least carrying a rifle.

Charles Richard Eggleston (Nov 1945 – May 6, 1968) was a photographer with UP International. In May 1968, a jeep carrying 5 journalists accidentally came across Viet Cong outside Saigon. Despite their attempts to dissuade the soldiers, 4 were shot and killed. Eggleston swore vengeance. It remains disputed whether he was participating in a firefight, or simply photographing it, when he was killed by a sniper. Most sources agree that he was at least carrying a rifle.

Oliver Stone-Army-Vietnam-enlisted and requested combat duty. Awarded Bronze Star with V for heroism in ground combat. ( Writer/Director)

Oliver Stone-Army-Vietnam-enlisted and requested combat duty. Awarded Bronze Star with V for heroism in ground combat. ( Writer/Director)

Sean Flynn (1941-1971) American photojournalist for Paris-Match, Time-Life and UPI, In 1966, Flynn was wounded in the knee, then parachuted in with 101st Airborne. He covered the Arab-Israeli war of 1967 and returned to Vietnam in 1968 with plans to make a doco. After heading into Cambodia in 1970 on a motorcycle with colleague Dana Stone, he was believed killed by the Khmer Rouge. seen here in Vietnam (1969)

Sean Flynn (1941-1971) American photojournalist for Paris-Match, Time-Life and UPI, In 1966, Flynn was wounded in the knee, then parachuted in with 101st Airborne. He covered the Arab-Israeli war of 1967 and returned to Vietnam in 1968 with plans to make a doco. After heading into Cambodia in 1970 on a motorcycle with colleague Dana Stone, he was believed killed by the Khmer Rouge. seen here in Vietnam (1969)

Sean Flynn, son of Errol Flynn. A photographer who went missing somewhere in Cambodia. ~ Vietnam War

Sean Flynn, son of Errol Flynn. A photographer who went missing somewhere in Cambodia. ~ Vietnam War

Dan Rather reporting from Vietnam, 1966. # Pin++ for Pinterest #

Dan Rather reporting from Vietnam, 1966. # Pin++ for Pinterest #

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